Swirly Christmas Tree by Helena Kovalchuk

swirly christmas tree free cross stitch pattern

source: HelenaKovalchuk’s Pattern Store on Craftsy

You’ll find this fun and swirly holiday tree as a free pattern in Helena’s shop on Craftsy. The pattern is 109w X 159h in size, so it’s perfect for framing or gift giving ๐Ÿ™‚ It also makes for a great beginner project with basic cross stitching and just a handful of colors.

Update 10/25/2020: This pattern was previously available free on Craftsy, but that platform has undergone many changes over the last year or so and no longer works that way for independent designers to share their work. That said, while no longer free, the pattern is currently affordably available in Helena’s Etsy shop.

Enjoy and happy stitching!

Beautiful Poppies in a Vase

It’s funny how amazing things pop up when you didn’t even know you were looking for them. I was poking around looking for something else entirely while having sewing machine troubles, and these stunning poppies came up in the search results. And then I saw the pattern was free! It’s printing as I type.

beautiful poppies in a vase free cross stitch pattern

source: Craftsy.com

Yes, this is really a free pattern. No, I’m not joking. Go get it at Craftsy right now!

Happy Stitching

Simple Spider Hoops

These cute and mildly spooky spiders from Stitched Modern are a quick and easy to stitch Halloween project.

The spider webs are drawn onto the fabric in the project they show, but you could stitch yours if you prefer. Some metallic thread or some blending filament would make for a fun web. You’ll find the pattern and project idea instructions on the Stitched Modern blog [here].

The only thing about this one is I’m not a fan of gluing the fabric to the embroidery hoop, which is what they recommend in their post with the patterns. If you cut away all the fabric and glue it to the hoop like they do in their example, you can’t adjust it later or re-mount it in a different hoop if something unexpected happens.

I prefer lacing the fabric onto the hoop and covering the back in some way, but leaving enough excess fabric tucked away that you can adjust or re-frame the project later if you need / want to.

This video from Peacock & Fig shows how to attach the stitching to the embroidery hoop without gluing it, as well as how to add some felt backing. There are also written instructions to accompany this on their blog [here].

Enjoy and happy stitching! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunflowers and Crows

This cute freebie from PrimitiveBettys has a lot of great elements, and sunflowers are one of my favorite things ever.

You’ll find the free pattern on her blog [here]. Enjoy and happy stitching ๐Ÿ™‚

Pretty Cute Pumpkin Spice Latte

It’s Pumpkin Spice season! Woohoo! Check out this cute Pumpkin Spice Latte pattern from Ugly Duckling House:

You’ll find the pattern on her blog [here]. While you’re there, you might want to sign up for her cross stitch pattern library as well.

If you’re not a fan of the PSL, that’s okay. This pattern is still adorable and you can call it a mug of hot chocolate instead ๐Ÿ˜‰

Enjoy and happy stitching!

Not Your Boo

This free cross stitch pattern from The Homesteady is cute, fun, and a little sassy. I love it so ridiculously much. Appropriate both as a fun Halloween themed piece and as a bit of a subversive message to that guy in the office who keeps calling everyone ‘boo’ … don’t be that guy.

You’ll find the pattern [here] on the Homesteady site.

If you like this pattern, be sure to hop over to her Etsy shop to check those patterns out as well.

A Kiwi Christmas Joy Ornament Freebie

Fun and festive free ornament design from Homestitchness ~ a quick to stitch design with a little New Zealand flair.

You can download the pattern over on Jenny’s blog at http://www.homestitchness.com/2013/11/a-kiwi-christmas-decoration-freebie.html

Enjoy and happy stitching ๐Ÿ™‚

Farm Fresh Freebie from Hands-on-Design

I was scrolling through the #crossstitchersofinstagram hashtag feed over on Instagram with my coffee and spotted this adorable finish of a pattern from Hands on Design by @starrynightsstudio


How darn cute is that? Adorable.

The pattern is the Farm Fresh freebie that Hands on Design gave to shops at Nashville and you can download a PDF of the pattern on their blog at http://handsondesign.biz/farm-fresh/

Pretty Flowers by Stitching Fairy

These quick and easy to stitch flowers from Stitching Fairy are perfect to stitch up for cards and gifts, with variations to use for different events.

You can download the pattern set free on Craftsy.

Enjoy & Happy Stitching!

12 Free Patriotic Cross Stitch Patterns

Pattern roundup of 12 Patriotic themed cross stitch freebies you can download and stitch. Link to the location of each free pattern is directly under the image.

United We Stand free cross stitch pattern from Sandra Parlow

==> United We Stand by Sandra Parlow available at 123stitch.com (scroll to the bottom of the freebies page, pattern and key are separate files to download)

America 1776 free cross stitch pattern from The Gentle Art

==> America 1776 from The Gentle Art (scroll down a bit on the page to get the pattern download)

Patriotic Pockets free pocket shaped cross stitch patterns from CraftIdeas.com

==> Patriotic Pockets from CraftIdeas.com

Enjoy and Stitching!

Have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day

12 Free Patriotic Cross Stitch Patterns